Important reminder if you are 40 miles out from a VA clinic/hospital!
The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, (signed into law Aug 7, 2014 as Pub.L. 113-146.) may not meet important tasks in time. (see govtrak for bill details).
The VA has no later than 90 days to issue the Veterans’ Choice Card to eligible vets. So that means on or about Nov. 6 veterans living over 40 miles from a medical center (and fewer miles for some conditions) should have their cards. Or if they are waiting for certain services for over 30-days.
However, Solicitation VA79114N0090, which appeared on FedBizOpps.gov, shows that the VA is late in seeking a third party administrator (TPA). For details, plug the # in solicitation/keyword box and search). In Sept. the VA held an information event for potential vendors in Colorado about: Non-VA Third Party Administrator to support the implementation of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014. (I emailed…
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